It’s estimated that 44% of Americans suffer from moderate to high stress, and this number keeps rising every year. While over-the-counter antidepressants work, they do come with some negative side effects, especially when used for a long time. This is why natural remedies for stress are always recommended.
One of the effective ways of relaxing after a long day is using hemp bath bombs. These are hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients that effervesce when put in bath water to offer the ultimate relaxing experience.
This guide will take you through everything you need to know about hemp bath bombs.
What are Hemp Bath Bombs?
These are a unique mixture of hemp oil, essential oils, citric acid, Epsom salts, a dash of coloring, and baking soda.
When soaked in warm water, hemp oil bath bombs produce effervescence to leave your entire body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This recreates a spa-like experience in your bathtub.
How Do Hemp Bath Bombs Work?
Hemp bath bombs work like topical products, such as face creams and body lotions. This means their core ingredients get readily absorbed by the cannabinoid receptors located on the skin. This is achieved by activating the endocannabinoid system (which contains multiple cannabinoid receptors throughout the body) to help maintain balance and regulation.
Top 5 Benefits of Hemp Oil Bath Bombs You Don’t Want to Miss Out On
Here are some ways hemp bath bombs can help your body recover and relax.
1. Improves Mental Clarity
Hemp oil bath bombs can help you relax by boosting your serotonin levels to fight stress and suppress several other pessimistic emotions that hinder your thought process. As a result, you’ll feel more at peace even in stressful situations.
2. Nourishes Skin
Besides moisturizing your skin, hemp oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which has anti-inflammatory properties that encourage skin cell generation and growth. Hemp oil also has anti-aging properties that help your skin look tighter and healthier.
3. Moisturizes Your Scalp and Hair
Hemp seed oil contains fatty acids that help to hold more moisture in your hair, keeping your scalp hydrated. This will help reduce scalp itchiness and dandruff.
4. Relaxes Muscles
When combined with warm water, hemp bath bombs offer quick muscle relaxation. The skin pores open up, releasing tension on sore muscles.
5. Lowers Blood Pressure
Warm hemp bath bombs allow your blood vessels to vasodilate. This increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure.
Are Hemp Bath Bombs Safe?
Yes – hemp bath bombs are totally safe. They contain fragrances, coloring, and essential oils, which dissolve in water to create a beautifully smelling and looking bath. Organic hemp bath oils are typically safe for all skin types, including sensitive and damaged skin.
However, it’s always recommended to go through all the ingredients of your hemp bath bomb to see if it contains anything you’re allergic to. Additionally, don’t leave kids unsupervised when using hemp bath bombs.
How to Make Hemp Bath Bombs?
You’ll need the following ingredients and supplies:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil – melted
- 1/2 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon hemp oil tincture
- 1/2 teaspoon essential oil – such as eucalyptus, peppermint, or lavender
- Large bowl
- Large jar
- Bath bomb mold
- Step 1: Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and thoroughly grind them to remove all clumps.
- Step 2: Use a jar to mix all the liquid ingredients – hemp oil, water, coloring, and essential oils of your choice.
- Step 3: Combine the dry and liquid mixtures. Gently stir the mixture to prevent the formation of clumps. Do this until you see a slightly wet, powdery, aromatic mixture.
- Step 4: Fill the two halves of a bath bomb mold with the mixture until each side is slightly overflowing. Pack it tightly and then let it dry for over 24 hours.
- Step 5: Uncover the top half of the mold. Then leave the bottom half of the hemp bath bomb to dry. After a few hours, invert the mold and remove it from the now-hardened bath bomb.
Your hemp bath bomb is now ready for use. Store it in a dry, airtight container if you will not use it right away.
Hemp Bath Bombs FAQs
Here are a few commonly asked questions about hemp bath bombs.
What is the Shelf Life of a Hemp Bath Bomb?
If stored in an airtight container, hemp bath bombs should last for years since all the ingredients are relatively stable when not exposed to moisture.
Can Hemp Bath Bombs Irritate Your Skin?
No. The contrary is the case: the mixture of hemp oil, Epsom salts, and other natural ingredients rejuvenates and moisturizes your skin. Nonetheless, different hemp bath bombs contain different ingredients. So, go through the ingredient list to ensure it has no ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction.
Are Hemp Bath Bombs Safe Down the Drain?
Yes, hemp bath bombs cannot damage your drainage system. All ingredients dissolve in the water and go down the drain smoothly.
Are Hemp Bath Bombs Legal?
Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the cultivation of hemp and the use of hemp products are legal at the federal level. Just like other types of bath bombs, hemp oil bath bombs are legal.
How Long Should You Soak in a Hemp Oil Bath Bomb?
For the full benefits of hemp bath bombs, soak it in water for at least 30 minutes. Use the hemp bath bomb weekly for the best results.
Where to Buy Hemp Bath Bombs
Hemp bath bombs are available for purchase throughout the U.S. You can find them in cannabis dispensaries, pharmacies, and supplement stores. Many brands also sell hemp bath bombs online where you can order and have it delivered to your address.
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